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New Juggling Show by Hideaway Circus Starring Jay Gilligan

This winter, Hideaway Circus, Brooklyn-based circus, dance, and multi-media producing company, presents the world premiere of REFLEX, a new solo show from the mind of master juggler and visual artist Jay Gilligan.

REFLEX is a unique theatrical experience that interweaves stunning juggling sequences with stories about gravity and the secrets of this  4,000 years old, ancient craft. An internationally awarded performer and a world record holder in juggling, who’s been featured on “America’s Got Talent,” Gilligan creates mesmerizing visual music through the timeless art of object manipulation.

Gilligan has performed in 38 countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as Spiegelworld, The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör, and Cirque du Soleil. He is the former head teacher of juggling at the Dans och Cirkushögskolan in Stockholm (2000-2019), Sweden, and has been a guest instructor at every major circus school in the world. His book about contemporary juggling titled “5 Catches” is a must read for everyone interested in juggling.

“We can’t wait to bring one of the greatest living jugglers to New York City,” said creative producers Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner. “So few performers, especially in contemporary juggling, are able to combine virtuosic physical skills with masterful storytelling and humor, and that’s really what sets Jay apart from so many of his contemporaries. U.S. audiences have rarely had the opportunity to experience his incredible talents, because he’s spent much of his career abroad, and will be surprised and delighted by how compelling Jay’s artistry is.”


Presented by multidisciplinary theatrical producing company Hideaway Circus, REFLEXis written by Jay Gilligan and Captain Frodo Santini, directed by Santini and Lyndsay Magid Aviner, and performed by Gilligan. The production features Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Original Music by Book Kennison, Juggling Ball Design by Ivar Heckscher, Photography by Hans Vera and Props Built by Drew Aslesen. Patrik Elmnert and Wes Peden serve as Juggling Consultants, with Erik Åberg as Conceptual Consultant,Eric Longequel as Writing Consultant, Peter Åberg as Music Consultant and Joe Fisher as Shaker Ball Consultant.

The show  will play a limited run of four weeks, from January 28 to February 20, 2022 at MITU580 in Brooklyn (580 Sackett St). The production will also be available for digital live stream during the final week of the run. Tickets are on sale at

Main Image: Photo by Hans Vera
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